The Life Science industry is booming! Start-ups develop great scientific ideas and, when successful, undergo extensive growth over a short period of time. However, the people who have developed the product, technology or service, may not have the background, experience or focus to deal with the challenges of a growing organization.

Common challenges for growing organizations are:

  • Constantly changing organizational structures
  • Increasing complexity in decision making
  • Ineffective methods for communication and information sharing
  • Challenges with role, responsibilities and delegation
  • Inefficient meetings
  • Inefficient processes and/or lack of written procedures
  • Poor developed project management, planning and prioritization process
  • Sub-optimal team work and collaboration
  • Challenges with work-life balance

If these challenges are not managed well, it will inevitably slow down growth and become an obstacle for the success of an organization. 

How do we start?

First, we will interview a limited number of management team members and/or employees (F2F or virtual) to understand the organization’s goals and challenges. Based on this information, we design a program to overcome these challenges/obstacles.

What happens next?

Depending on the challenges, the program can contain one or more of the following elements:

  • Consultancy/advise for change management related to organizational changes
  • Consultancy/advise for process optimization initiatives resulting in improved Operational Excellence
  • Consultancy/advise on project management, portfolio management and prioritization methods and tools
  • Freelance project manager for process improvement project or system implementations
  • Interim manager to lead departments or teams
  • In-house trainings and workshops focused on communication, collaboration and leadership skills. Read more here.
  • Coaching of selected teams that are critical for the success of the organization. Read more here.
  • Coaching of (new) leaders or professionals. Read more here.

Click here to book call to discuss how I can best support your organization.


Marleen Gaillard is also available as freelancer lead, manage or support: 

  • Drug Development Projects in various Therapeutic Areas
  • Clinical Projects, including inspection readiness